Photo Guides | Action Photo Tours
David Swindler is a National Geographic award-winning landscape and wildlife photographer. He received a degree in chemical engineering and worked in the semiconductor industry specializing in optics and photolithography. Back in 2014 he quit his day job to follow his true passion. He has traveled to many locations around the world and has extensive experience photographing a wide variety of subjects and conditions. He finds great satisfaction in helping others learn photography, especially in the wild desert environment near his home in Kanab, UT. David is an expert in night photography and loves to get out and shoot the starry night skies. Follow the links below to see more of David's work.
David has been leading guided photo tours for many years. He is very familiar with many different types of cameras and how to capture the best photos. And most importantly, his clients are the top priority while out in the field. Just read what others are saying here: Trip Advisor.
Johnny is a published, landscape and fine art photographer. His primary residence is in Heber City, Utah where he and his wife Sherry raise their two boys. Johnny's award winning landscape art can be found on the walls of clinics, hospitals, airports, hotels, other various business's and private homes. Other than photography, Johnny has worked as a ski guide, ski patroller, and wild land firefighter. When not chasing the light throughout the American West, Johnny guides powder skiing in the Uinta Mountains. Landscape photography is his passion, he has devoted a large percentage of his time and energy searching for vast vistas and good light throughout the Desert Southwest. Johnny has an intimate familiarity with the desert environment and loves to share his eye for composition and ability for using light and shadow with others.
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Greg is a talented wildlife/landscape photographer and much more! He grew up exploring the outdoors all with a camera in his hand. His Father gave him his first camera at the age of 9. All through his school years, he was the class and yearbook photographer. He studied at BYU. Greg has been published in the Alaska Highway Book, Mile by Mile with Beaumonte Productions. He has also been published online by National Geographic!
Greg's passion in photography is “Wildlife" and is his first love. If you go on tour with him, you'll likely see lots of wildlife in addition to just the landscape! Since he's been guiding for Action Photo Tours, he's fallen in love with landscape photography. He has never lost his sense of wonder as he shares our amazing landscapes with clients.
Karl is a professor of structural geology and active tectonics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he has taught for 23 years. Karl teaches field geology in a number of classic landscapes including Zion, Death Valley, Arches and Canyonlands. At Action Photo Tours, Karl puts landscapes into a geologic perspective, relating topography, rocks, erosion and weathering through short talks and slide shows, discussions on the outcrop and presentation of large format maps and images. His research is aimed at understanding how geologic structures common to Utah and Arizona (in particular monoclines) grow in both time and space. He also has projects in Death Valley and Canyonlands on active faults as well as previous experience working on similar structures in Europe, Asia and ancient examples formed early in the history of Mars and Mercury. Having Karl along on workshops adds depth to the landscapes workshop participants work so hard to create, making the rocks even more remarkable. He is also an avid landscape photographer.
Evelyn is our Chief Operations Officer. Although she is not a photographer, her natural business acumen and marketing insight are huge assets to our operation. Evelyn loves to spend time in nature and explore the outdoors, so it's possible you may meet her on some of our trips!
Evelyn spent many years in medical school, residency, and fellowship and is now one of the most respected retina surgeons in the Pacific Northwest. During medical school, she worked as a business consultant. She loved consulting so much that is was difficult to go back to medical school.
Evelyn loves winter sports, especially backcountry snowboarding! During the summer, she uses her weekends to the max ascending mountains, backpacking, and climbing. She has traveled to many countries around the world and loves to experience new lands and cultures. Evelyn has a very artistic eye and enjoys sharing the love of photography and fine art.
Nicole is our front office manager and helps take care of many of the day to day aspects of our operation. It is very likely she was the one answering your emails and phone calls. Nicole is a Utah native and a self proclaimed "desert rat." Having an incurable wanderlust and a love for the outdoors, she spends the majority of her free time exploring remote areas of the beautiful southwest. She enjoys sharing her passion for photography and love of nature.